First Windows 8 PCs appear early, crapware included

ZDNet: Windows 8 doesn’t officially go on sale until October 26, but at least one high-volume retailer has jumped the gun on PC sales.

Over the weekend,, the online edition of the Home Shopping Network, offered a special on two new Gateway notebook PCs with Windows 8 preinstalled. A search turned up a total of 5 Acer and Gateway machines (Gateway is a division of Acer) available for sale today, with Windows 8 installed. A customer service representative confirmed that all five models are in stock and will ship immediately when ordered.

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Moentjers2025d ago

yawn, Windows is so passé

They f*d up with Vista but still pushed it on the market, I went looking for something else and it will take a long time for me to return to the MS brand.

blumatt2024d ago (Edited 2024d ago )

Once you go uh...don't go back. haha

I'm on a 2011 MacBook Pro 13" i5 4GB 320GB. Bought it last July at Best Buy for $1138 and have loved it ever since.

I literally can't STAND using Windows now after having bought a Mac and gotten used to using Mac OSX.

blogger872024d ago

They have ruined Windows and are now trying to destroy Hotmail with an unpleasant UI that can trigger migraines.Wonder who is developing the Microsoft UIs.

Speed-Racer2024d ago

Where did you read that? (re: headaches)

blogger872024d ago

I didn't read it anywhere I have migraine.

Speed-Racer2024d ago

Top comment sounds rather generic though. Maybe it's just you. Might want to reduce the brightness on your monitor and see if that works.

kingPoS2024d ago

Buy new win8 laptop install Windows 7.
cake & eat